HGA announces that Dennis Vonasek, AIA, ACHA, has transferred to the Washington, DC office as Vice President and Healthcare Practice Group Leader.
He will direct strategic business development and client relations for the office’s growing Healthcare Practice Group serving the mid-Atlantic region.
Vonasek has more than 25 years of healthcare design, medical planning and project management experience, including 15 years with HGA, where he most recently served as Healthcare Practice Group Leader in the Minneapolis office. Under his leadership, he expanded client services in core specialties, including design for aging, behavioral health, emergency medical services, pediatrics, outpatient services, campus planning, and international healthcare.
His innovative medical planning and design approach includes leading clients through strategic visioning sessions and Lean process improvement exercises that improve the patient/family experience and business model.
Vonasek has directed projects for such notable clients as the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Children’s National Health System, St. Peter’s Health Partners, the University of Virginia Health System, and the University of Maryland Medical Center.
“HGA promotes a rigorous, knowledge-based design process that translates into forward-thinking architecture for our clients,” Vonasek said. “The healthcare industry is continuously evolving through changes in technology, demographics, and delivery methods. I am excited to join the Washington, DC team as we continue to research solutions that will enable our clients to deliver excellent healthcare to their communities.”
Vonasek has a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts and Environmental Design from North Dakota State University.
He has presented at major industry conferences, including Healthcare Design Expo + Conference, Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, ASHE PDC, and ACE Summit and Reverse Expo. He also has written articles for leading industry journals, including Healthcare Building Ideas, Medical Construction & Design, and Behavioral.net.